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Patents and Strategic Inventing: The Corporate Inventor’s Guide to Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage by Nicholas Nissing

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CHAPTER 14EIGHT PORTFOLIO STRATEGY MODELS

One objective of defining a patent strategy for your project is to make sure that the individual applications work together to achieve your overall strategic goals. In most industries, a single application is unlikely to provide all the protection needed to establish a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. Alternatives may exist that make claiming every reasonable variation almost impossible within a single application, not to mention the challenge of predicting future developments that might alter the landscape.

Furthermore, the timing of each filing is likely to create consequences for later-filed applications. In some situations, these may be deliberate, but they may also be the result ...

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